Adhesives come in a variety of chemistries and forms, and each has unique features that are formulated to solve a particular problem or need. Science has allowed for engineering very specific adhesives, and they tend to come in polar opposites: solvent or acrylic, clear or pigmented, removable or permanent. It’s also possible to have an … Continue reading Four Critical Questions You Must Ask Before Selecting an Adhesive
Adhesives are typically composed of polymers. This means that their viscoelastic natures, what makes them sticky and stretchy, are constantly affected by any changes in temperature. This effect changes depending on whether the adhesive is plastic or resin based. Since there is such a varying degree of how temperature effects each type of adhesive, some … Continue reading Effects of Summer Heat on Adhesives
What is an adhesive? In the simplest of terms, an adhesive is a substance that binds two objects together. For many people, they think of the following commonly used adhesive products: Glue Cement Paste However, for product manufacturers, these, and other adhesives provide a distinct production advantage. That’s because the flexibility and effectiveness of adhesive applications makes it … Continue reading Adhesives Explained: Types, Uses & Challenges
Padding glue is a type of adhesive product commonly used in the manufacture of writing pads or any ‘tear away’ style paper product. It is most commonly used in the graphic arts industry for binding different varieties of forms and notepads. Other uses of padding compound are in padding together applications and also in coupon … Continue reading What is Padding Glue?
Bioplastics and Biobased Adhesives A new plastics industry buzzword has recently appeared, namely bioplastics. The term is often misunderstood or misapplied, which is understandable as its definition is somewhat flexible. Though only about 1% of plastics production worldwide is bioplastics, their use is growing. They hold the promise of lower environmental impact by encouraging renewable … Continue reading What are Bioadhesives and Bioplastics?
At Bond Tech Industries, we’ve noticed the industrial adhesive product industry continues to experience a trend away from low-cost natural materials for glues toward synthetic adhesives. The trend is driven by improvements in adhesive technology for improved bonds with more substrate types as well as the need to meet strict environmental regulations. New environmentally compatible … Continue reading How Do Industrial Adhesives Impact the Environment
Early man had to rely on natural, unprocessed glues found for adhesive applications. 200,000 years ago, stone flakes held together by birch bark tar were used by humans. Tree resin, two-part mixtures of plant gum and iron oxide and starch-based glues were widely used by later civilizations to bind stone to wood, paper to fabric and … Continue reading How are Adhesives Manufactured?
Chemically speaking, rubber-based adhesives are classified as elastomers. A general principle of adhesion is that the best adhesives often contain a component of the materials it must bond. Three excellent adhesives for rubber to rubber applications are: Rubber-based adhesives, like nitrile elastomers, work extremely well when bonding rubber to itself. Thermoplastic glues, especially cellulosics, bond … Continue reading The Best Rubber-to-Rubber Adhesives for B2B Companies
Whether or not an adhesive fails to perform as expected depends on a large number of factors. Furthermore, failure modes are not restricted to the strength of the final bond. From an industrial perspective, an adhesive may fail to perform correctly during preparation and application, which leads to increased process time or material waste. Adhesive … Continue reading Factors That Cause Adhesives to Fail
The two most important characteristics of any adhesive are its ability to withstand loading and the strength of its bond to the surface to which it is applied. Adhesives that can withstand high loads, around 1000 lbs. per square inch, are referred to as structural adhesives. Adhesives with less bonding power are termed non-structural adhesives. … Continue reading What Are the Best Removable Adhesives and How Do They Work?